Saturday, April 11, 2009

Montgomery Biscuits Suspended In 4th

Montgomery BiscuitsThe Montgomery Biscuits and West Tenn Diamond Jaxx were suspended in the middle of the 4th inning on Friday at Riverwalk Stadium as persistent rain showers and heavy lightning prevented game two of the five-game series from continuing. West Tenn will lead the game, 7-1, when it continues at 6:05 p.m. on Saturday night. The two teams will complete game two and then play their scheduled game three as a seven-inning game. Game three was originally slated for Saturday night at 7:05 p.m.

The Diamond Jaxx built their lead largely off of Biscuits' starter Aneury Rodriguez, who was touched up for six earned runs in 3 2/3 innings of work in his Double-A debut. Rodriguez found trouble early when Ezequiel Carrera led off the game with a double that was followed by a double from Carlos Triunfel that gave the Jaxx the lead. A batter later, Adam Moore brought in Triunfel with the second run of the inning.

Desmond Jennings sparked the Biscuits in the bottom of the first, leading off with a double off the center field wall. He scored later in the inning on a wild pitch to make it a one-run West Tenn lead, 2-1.

Five Diamond Jaxx runs in the top of the fourth gave West Tenn the six-run they enjoy prior to the restart. With two men already aboard, Greg Halman crushed a towering three-run home run to center field to make it 5-1 West Tenn. Matt Mangini followed with a single to chase Rodriguez from the game and spark the rally again. Brian Baker came on for Montgomery, but walked Javier Brito to put two runners on base again. Carrera drove in the pair with his second hit of the game accounting for the 7-1 score as the rains intensified and suspended the game.

The Biscuits will be batting in the bottom of the fourth inning when play resumes on Saturday. LHP Brandon Mann will pitch for the Biscuits in the restart, with Saturday's scheduled starter RHP Heath Rollins starting in the nightcap.

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